2017-02-15 / FIAMM and Hitachi Chemical announce closure of the deal, FIAMM Energy Technology SpA is bornFIAMM and Hitachi Chemical announce closure of the deal, FIAMM Energy Technology SpA is born
The agreement signed on 28 November 2016 was completed within the expected time, laying the basis for the creation of the Italian-Japanese joint venture, the last act in a long process of assessment which FIAMM set up to identify a business partner with which to strengthen the strategic assets of the group and the safeguarding of the markets in which it is involved.
Today (14 February - ed.), “Hitachi Chemical” has completed the purchase of 51% of FIAMM Energy Technology SpA, the NewCo created following the separation of the FIAMM Group from the business of automotive batteries and industrial batteries using lead-acid technology. The FIAMM Group is a shareholder in the new company with 49% of the shares.
The joint-venture forms part of the medium-long term strategic plan of “Hitachi Chemical”, aimed at strenthening its role in the energy storage sector, by enhancing its productive capacity and its direct presence in fast-growing markets at world level.
2017-02-08 / FIAMM with ARUBA in data centres and on race tracksFIAMM with ARUBA in data centres and on race tracks
Aruba has chosen FIAMM experience for the Power Continuity Solution needs of their data centres and has equipped their UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) modules with new FLB700 batteries made by the company based in Montecchio Maggiore (VI).
The two leaders, from the Veneto and Tuscany regions, have also decided to consolidate their all-Italian partnership on the race track. FIAMM will sponsor the Aruba.it Racing - Ducati team competing in the 2017 Superbike Championship with Chaz Davies and Marco Melandri and their Ducati Panigale R Superbike motorcycles.
The FIAMM logo, sported on the bikes and the riders' suits, will accompany the Aruba.it Racing - Ducati team on race circuits worldwide.
2017-02-02 / FIAMM Technical Partner of the Althea BMW Racing Team for the Superbike World Championship 2017FIAMM Technical Partner of the Althea BMW Racing Team for the Superbike World Championship 2017
The company of Montecchio Maggiore (VI) will be alongside of the team led by Genesio Bevilacqua as Technical Partner.
With this agreement continues, for the third consecutive year, the partnership between the well-known starter batteries manufacturer and the Team of Civita Castellana (VT), already World Champion in 2011.
Due to the new agreement and the success in the 2016 Superstock FIM Cup, the 2017 range of FIAMM MOTORENERGY starter batteries for motorcycles will celebrate this event bringing the 2016 Champion crown on the product packaging.
2017-01-30 / Middle East Electricity 2017Middle East Electricity 2017
FIAMM Energy Technology is going to attend, for its second time, to Middle East Electricity, the international tradeshow focused on Industrial and Telecom power generation, Lighting and Renewable Energy, that will take place in Dubai from the 14th to the 16th February 2017.
This year are expected more than 1500 exhibiting companies and over 55000 visitors from 130 countries all over the world, so it will be a wonderful chance for FIAMM to showcase its latest products, such as FHT, together with the traditional flooded batteries.
For more information on the event please visit Middle East Electricity official website.
We are looking forward to seeing you at our booth n°C15 Hall 3!
2017-01-11 / Renewal of the agreement with PR Industrial and sponsorship Octo Pramac Racing TeamRenewal of the agreement with PR Industrial and sponsorship Octo Pramac Racing Team
FIAMM is delighted to announce the renewal of the agreement with PR Industrial for the supply of starter batteries and the Octo Pramac Racing Team sponsorship.
The company based in Montecchio Maggiore (VI), leader in the production of automotive and industrial batteries, will be the official supplier for 2017 and 2018 of lead batteries for equipping the power generators made by PRAMAC in their European plants.
FIAMM will also be one of the main sponsors of the Octo Pramac Racing Team competing in the 2017 MotoGP championship with riders Danilo Petrucci and Scott Redding.
2016-11-28 / FIAMM announces its partnership with the Japanese multinational company Hitachi ChemicalFIAMM announces its partnership with the Japanese multinational company Hitachi Chemical
FIAMM’s Board of Directors has resolved to proceed with the signing of the agreement for the creation of a joint venture with Hitachi Chemical, a multinational company that is part of the Hitachi Group.
2016-10-18 / De Rosa and the Althea BMW team are the champions of the Superstock 1000, 2016!!De Rosa and the Althea BMW team are the champions of the Superstock 1000, 2016!!
The Althea BMW Racing team and rider Raffaele De Rosa triumphed at the Spanish circuit of Jerez de la Frontera.
With a race cleverly closed in fifth position, Raffaele De Rosa on his BMW S 1000 RR won the 2016 Superstock 1000 FIM Cup.
This is a first title win for the Neapolitan rider, and the second Stock title for the Italian team after that scored in 2011.
FIAMM, official sponsor, thanks the team and the rider for the great competed season.
2016-06-13 / FIAMM at EES Europe 2016FIAMM at EES Europe 2016
FIAMM is going to participate at EES Europe 2016, the Europe’s largest exhibition for batteries and energy storage systems, on June 22-24 2016. It takes place annually in Munich, Germany, in conjunction with Intersolar Europe, the world’s largest exhibition for the solar industry.
FIAMM will present the new AGM ranges dedicated to several applications: UPS, Telecom, renewable energy, utilities and industry and security systems and emergency lighting.
We look forward to welcoming you at our stand no. B1.150!
2016-03-11 / New ranges of FLB and SLA batteriesNew ranges of FLB and SLA batteries
The new ranges of FLB and SLA batteries are now available.
FIAMM FLB range of valve regulated batteries has been designed to deliver the highest performances whilst combining excellent reliability and float-life. FLB high energy density allows compact battery layout and footprints, thus reducing the installation space. FLB blocs can be installed in cabinets or racks.
FIAMM SLA range of valve regulated batteries has been designed for applications demanding the highest level of reliability and security. FIAMM high integrity SLA range has been designed for the most critical applications, offering unsurpassed proven reliability, compliant with the highest recognised international standards.
Both new ranges use VRLA technology with 99% internal recombination efficiency, is non-spillable and maintenance free therefore requires no topping up of electrolyte during its float-life.
New product leaflets are also available and present the technical characteristics of the two ranges and the new battery models.
The new leaflets can be downloaded here:
2016-02-19 / Revealed during the convention the positive results of the FIAMM businessRevealed during the convention the positive results of the FIAMM business
The annual FIAMM Sales Network Convention, that this year took place in Cortina d’Ampezzo, ended with success. It has involved the FIAMM Italian sales networks of Mobility & Reserve Power Solutions business. Nearly 30 agents from around the country participated in numerous working meetings with the Sales, Marketing and General Management, who took the opportunity to reveal the positive results of the year just ended.
For Top Management, this was the opportunity to reveal a preview of the 2015 business results, which indicate a +6% revenue growth, up from 584 million in 2014 to 620 in 2015, reaching a total of 620 million euros.
These numbers are a success also for the various business areas concerned which during 2015 stood out by achieving major growth and market share consolidation results.
More in detail, the Reserve Power Solutions business area, with years of know-how in the industrial battery sector, closed 2015 with positive results. The business revenue exceeded the 180 million euro mark with a growth in excess of 6% in the EMEA region. Worth noting is the excellent sales performance in China (+61% vs. 2014), which is a further confirmation that the FIAMM brand is perceived as the byword for quality and reliability on international markets.
The main news for Reserve Power Solutions for 2016 will be the launch of no fewer than three revamped product lines on the market: FLB for the UPS market, SLA dedicated to the Utilities world and the Telecom market and the restyling of the small sealed battery range (SSLA).
2016-01-21 / FIAMM Official Sponsor of the Althea BMW Racing TeamFIAMM Official Sponsor of the Althea BMW Racing Team
FIAMM wil be the official sponsor of the Althea Racing Team for the 2016 season, both in the Fim World Championship Superbike and in the Fim Cup Superstock 1000.
FIAMM will sponsor the Althea Team and its brand will be present on the motorbike fairing, on the pilots' racing suits and their clothing, on the team vehicles used for transport, on the outside walls of the box and Hospitality booth, and on everything regarding communications.
“We are ready to face the challenges of the upcoming Superbike World Championship with great enthusiasm – confirmed Nicolò Gasparin, Executive Vice President Reserve & Mobility Power Solutions at FIAMM – and are strengthened by the bond we have created with Team Althea, which is further reinforced this year thanks to the iconic BMW brand, synonymous with technological excellence and sporting spirit. FIAMM has always believed in motorsports as a vehicle to promote its brand in Italy and abroad, and invests in the Superbike championship because this class uses production-derived machines that are therefore very similar to models that the passionate motorcycling community can purchase and equip with FIAMM technologies. This year, Team Althea can count on very competitive riders who have a winning spirit. All of the preconditions for success are in place.”
2016-01-20 / FIAMM partner of the Octo Pramac Racing TeamFIAMM partner of the Octo Pramac Racing Team
FIAMM is partner of the Octo Pramac Racing Team for the MotoGP 2016 season.
It is an honor for FIAMM to reaffirm its partnership with the Octo Pramac Racing Team for the MotoGP 2016 season – confirmed Nicolò Gasparin, Executive Vice President Reserve & Mobility Power Solutions at FIAMM. From a results point of view, the great work achieved by the team over the last few years has been rewarding. The “queen” class of the world championship this year promises to be even more exciting and for FIAMM to be beside Octo Pramac Racing Team and Ducati for this new adventure represents a source of pride and an opportunity to present Italy as a champion of innovation to the world.
2015-06-30 / The positive trend strengthens in 2015: higher revenues and profits in 2014The positive trend strengthens in 2015: higher revenues and profits in 2014
The 2014 accounts confirm growth in both production volumes and value. The consolidated revenues amounted to € 584 million, up 7% on 2013, while the Ebitda came to € 49 million, up 14% on the previous year. Good performances were recorded in FIAMM's core business areas: automotive, which counts for a 60% share of total revenues, and industrial batteries, (32%).
The profit for the year practically doubled, passing from € 6.2 million in 2013 to almost €12 million in 2014.
With regard to 2015, the first quarter recorded a further improvement in sales volumes and in operating margins compared to 2014. The outlook is therefore good for the current year compared to the targets fixed in terms of higher sales and revenues.
2014-05-28 / FIAMM batteries on Mount Everest since 1997FIAMM batteries on Mount Everest since 1997
October 14, 2013 marked the successful completion of the "COBAT EvK2Cnr - Top Recycling Mission” expedition.
The mission’s target was to replace the PV modules and FIAMM batteries in the “Pyramid” international research laboratory and observatory 5000 meters above sea level on the slopes of Mount Everest.
FIAMM’s commitment and contribution to this project goes a long way back. The partnership with the EvK2Cnr Committee was established in 1997 and it included the first supply of LM OPzS flooded batteries meant to store the energy generated by the photovoltaic panels installed on the Pyramid.
Some years later, FIAMM supplied more LM OPzS batteries (this time also intended to power the lodge), along with additional SMG OPzV gel batteries to power the ABC Station. The ABC Station, also called “the Shelter”, is the highest shelter in the world (located at 5087m above sea level) and it hosts all of the radio, TV and telephone transmission and reception equipment.
Upon completion of the mission COBAT, the Italian national consortium in charge of collecting used batteries, donated both the replaced batteries and photovoltaic modules to two associations in the Khumbu Valley, for a “Community Solar Station” that will provide electricity to the inhabitants of the towns.
Here you can read more about FIAMM LM OPzS
Here you can read more about FIAMM SMG OPzV
2014-04-03 / FIAMM at the ENERGY STORAGE®FIAMM at the ENERGY STORAGE®
On March 25-27, FIAMM Industrial Batteries, with FIAMM Energy Storage Solutions, successfully sponsored and attended the ENERGY STORAGE® Conference in Düsseldorf, Germany.
The 2014 edition has been visited by hundreds of renewable energy experts who discussed the latest developments in this market thanks to a number of conferences. Nicola Cosciani, CEO of FIAMM Energy Storage Solutions, held the presentation: "The Market for Storage in Italy", while Mario Vona, Sales Area Manager Energy Storage System, briefly introduced our company.
FIAMM generated great interest showing the new Residential Energy Storage (RES), an ideal solution to store energy generated by renewable sources for residential consumption.
Not only was the RES exhibited, but also the SMG Solar and LM Solar ranges ideal for renewable energy storage and off-grid installations.
2014-03-10 / FIAMM Proud Gold Sponsor of ENERGY STORAGE®, DüsseldorfFIAMM Proud Gold Sponsor of ENERGY STORAGE®, Düsseldorf
FIAMM invites you to visit us at Energy Storage Europe®, taking place from the 25-27 March 2014 in the Congress Center Düsseldorf Süd, Germany. Please stop by our booth #B21 in the Pavilion to see FIAMM’s state-of-the-art energy storage solutions.
This International Conference and Exhibition for the Storage of Renewable Energies includes over 700 Industry experts networking from 30 countries, 60 speakers, 50 exhibitors and 30 media partners.
We will be showcasing our new energy storage solution for residential applications (RES) as well as other groundbreaking solutions based on Sodium Nickel Chloride technology.
We look forward to seeing you in Düsseldorf!
2014-01-27 / FIAMM Makes It to the Top of the WorldFIAMM Makes It to the Top of the World
A new expedition from Kathmandu to replace the batteries storing the energy generated by the photovoltaic panels on the highest Research Laboratory/Observatory in the world
October 14, 2013 marked the successful completion of the "COBAT EvK2Cnr - Top Recycling Mission” expedition. The mission’s target was to replace the PV modules and FIAMM batteries powering the Pyramid – the International Research Laboratory/Observatory, located on the slopes of the Everest at about 5000 m a.s.l.
FIAMM’s commitment and contribution to this project goes a long way back. FIAMM partnered with the Ev-K2-CNR Committee in 1997 to provide a first supply of LM OPzS batteries meant to store the energy generated by the photovoltaic panels installed on the Pyramid.
Some years later, FIAMM Industrial Batteries supplied more LM OPzS batteries (this time also meant to power the Pyramid's lodge), along with additional SMG OPzV gel batteries, which would power the ABC Station. The ABC Station, a.k.a. the Shelter, is the highest shelter in the world (located at 5087m a.s.l.) and it hosts all of the radio, TV and telephone transmission and reception equipment.
Upon completion of the mission, COBAT, the Italian national consortium in charge of collecting and recycling used batteries, donated the replaced batteries and photovoltaic modules to two associations in the Khumbu Valley. This helped give rise to a "Community Solar Station” where electricity is provided sustainably to the towns' inhabitants.
2013-09-17 / “e-QBO” lands in Selinunte“e-QBO” lands in Selinunte
FIAMM Industrial Batteries is an official technical partner of e-QBO, “an architecture from the future, a digital monolith capable of communicating and interacting thanks to its power and design, and to our expertise.”
The unique shape of the off-grid island was conceived and designed by the architect Romolo Stanco. Thanks to our batteries e-QBO is capable of storing energy autonomously and making it available again if needed.
The “cube” was first launched in Milan at Piazza San Fedele and later installed inside the Archeological Park of Selinunte during the third international meeting “Architects meet in Selinunte”. During the event, the cube was used to light the park as well as to provide power to the festival’s 84m-long table and to electrical and electronic devices.
2013-06-25 / FIAMM is a technical sponsor of ITA556 - Your SailFIAMM is a technical sponsor of ITA556 - Your Sail
Last year FIAMM became a technical sponsor of ITA556 by providing skipper Federico Cuciuc with the accumulators required for onboard energy.
During the long sails on the ITA556, FIAMM's batteries played an essential role because they stored the energy mainly generated by the PV-system and released it during nights and cloudy days. The batteries provided continuity of power supply to the autopilot as well as to the security and navigation systems.
Federico completed the latest Italian mini 6.50 league races among the first positions, which allowed him to qualify for the Transat 2013. This marked an extraordinary achievement in his career as the regatta is well known for being among the most extreme of the Atlantic crossings. It takes place every two years in solitary and covers a distance of 7500 km.